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Dawn Potter's picture
In this 8-week master class in poetry, we will focus on ways in which the work of both canonical and contemporary poets can feed our creativity and help us hone revision strategies. By approaching William Shakespeare, Amy Lowell, Tim Seibles, A. E....More
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Erin Adair-Hodges

Fail Up—

April 1 to April 26, 2019
Tuition: 500
What often keeps our competent poems from becoming captivating ones is a fear of failure, an instinctual aversion to risk. In this class, we’ll work at unlearning this impulse, priming ourselves to jump headlong into what we’ve previously side-...More
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Rebecca Seiferle

Form as the Body of the Poem

April 1 to April 26, 2019
Tuition: $500
In this workshop, we’ll look at how each poem takes an organic form, and how discovery of that form can lead us more fully into the poem. At one point I had a sequence of mostly short poems that refused to come together as a whole. One afternoon,...More
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Meghan O'Gieblyn

THE ‘I’ IN MEMOIR

April 1 to April 5, 2019
Tuition: $400
In a lecture titled “Why I Write,” Joan Didion remarked that all she could hear in those three words was “I, I, I.” She was alluding to a common criticism of memoir—that it encourages navel-gazing. But the primacy of first-person narrative—the “I”—...More
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Daisy Fried

WRITING POEMS THAT DON'T FIT: SPRING

April 1 to April 26, 2019
Tuition: $500
Does it sometimes seem as if the poetry world is divided into camps determined to prove that the other camps have nothing to offer? And where do you fit in? This workshop recognizes that the best poetry often doesn’t fit into any stylistic mode,...More
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In this workshop course, we will write poems based on some of the major themes present in the poems of the great German-language Modernist poet Rainer Maria Rilke.  As a poet and thinker Rilke returned to a handful of ideas which he incorporated...More
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Fred Marchant

STAYING WITH IT: A FIVE-DAY MEDITATION IN POETRY FOR Spring

April 8 to April 12, 2019
Tuition: $400
In this one-week intensive online course we will begin a new poem and stay with it for the whole five days, the goal being to nurture and expand that poem into an extended meditation. We will consider what a meditative poem is and does, and why one...More
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Wendy C. Ortiz

Writing on the Edge: A Multi-Genre Workshop

April 22 to May 17, 2019
Tuition: $500
Edgework, as defined by one online dictionary, is “behavior at the edge of what is normally allowed or accepted; risky or radical behavior.” Our four weeks together will be spent looking at how the definitive and formative experiences of our lives...More
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Traci Brimhall

Between Clarity and Wilderness: Tuning Your Tension

April 29 to May 24, 2019
Tuition: $500
Every writer has their strengths, but we often tend to over-rely on what we already know we do well. In this workshop we will focus more on how to create a balance of tension in poems. We will look at poems that model a balance of tension between...More
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Ivy Pochoda

Jumping Into Your Novel

April 29 to May 24, 2019
Tuition: $500
So, you want to write a novel but you're terrified of the blank page. Or you've started your novel and are unsure about how to proceed. This is the class for you. In this four week intensive course we will examine how to dive into a novel. We will...More
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Tessa Fontaine

Writing Your Way to the Spark: A Generative Memoir Workshop

April 29 to May 24, 2019
Tuition: $500
  In this generative workshop, we'll focus on translating personal experience and research into effective memoir or personal essay. Through prompts, we'll invigorate both right and left brain memories and ideas, incorporate outside materials,...More
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David Kutz-Marks

Beauty in Clouds

May 6 to May 31, 2019
Tuition: $500
In this course we will assess the stranger aesthetic virtues of poems we—and the rest of the world—are writing now.  Without disavowing the values of form, clarity, logical coherence, and so many other key terms of the workshop that represent the...More
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Ann Hood

JUMPSTART YOUR MEMOIR: Spring

May 6 to May 10, 2019
Tuition: $400
A writing sample is required for admittance to this class. Before registering, please email a writing sample to gleghorn@fawc.org.  Often, that moment when you first begin to write is the scariest. This one-week intensive workshop will help you get...More
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Erin Adair-Hodges

Fail Up—

June 3 to June 28, 2019
Tuition: 500
What often keeps our competent poems from becoming captivating ones is a fear of failure, an instinctual aversion to risk. In this class, we’ll work at unlearning this impulse, priming ourselves to jump headlong into what we’ve previously side-...More
Ann Hood's picture
Ann Hood

JUMPSTART YOUR MEMOIR: SUMMER

June 3 to June 7, 2019
Tuition: $400
A writing sample is required for admittance to this class. Before registering, please email a writing sample to gleghorn@fawc.org.  Often, that moment when you first begin to write is the scariest. This one-week intensive workshop will help you get...More
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Sarah Van Arsdale

The Fiction of Truth/The Truth of Fiction

June 3 to July 26, 2019
Tuition: $600
Where is the line between memoir and fiction? How much can you fabricate in memoir, and how much can you steal from your own life in fiction? In this workshop, students will submit their work---whether it's fiction, memoir, or a hybrid---for...More
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Sarah Rose Nordgren

The Sources of Poetry

June 10 to August 2, 2019
Tuition: $600
You mention Immortality. That is the Flood subject.” – Emily Dickinson in a letter to T. W. Higginson Writing a poem is not a logical act, and it behooves us now and again to ask ourselves: Why are we writing poems in the first place? Many of us...More
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Rebecca Lindenberg

WHAT I SHOULD HAVE SAID: WRITING FUNNY POEMS in Summer

June 18 to July 13, 2019
Tuition: $500
It is really hard to write funny.  It’s even harder to write funny with substance and pathos.  But in this class, we’ll look at several poems that succeed at being funny in different ways  - some by unlikely juxtapositions, some by satire, some...More
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Nancy Pearson

15 WORKS: SUMMER

June 24 to July 19, 2019
Tuition: $500
This four week poetry workshop is based on a class taught at the former Corcoran School of Art. In "15 Works," you’ll write 3 to 4 poems a week in response to assignments and prompts, with weekly themes. Comments on one another’s poems will be...More
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Sara Eliza Johnson

LANGUAGE AND THE LUCID DREAM: SUMMER

June 24 to August 16, 2019
Tuition: $600
Writing a poem—that is, inventing and manipulating our language to compose it—can be likened to lucid dreaming.  In this course, you will learn to write poems as if dreaming lucidly, which means that you will learn to write with intention and...More
Meghan O'Gieblyn's picture
Meghan O'Gieblyn

PLACE IN MEMOIR

June 24 to August 16, 2019
Tuition: $600
Too often, location is regarded as the backdrop of a memoir—the fixed stage-set on which the action unfolds. But there is a long tradition of memoir that privileges place, and the writer’s experience with that place. In such works, location takes...More
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Peter Campion

FORM FROM FEELING AND FEELING FROM FORM: Summer

July 15 to August 9, 2019
Tuition: $500
This class is for people who want to improve their poems, by understanding the art more fully, from the inside out. During our four weeks, we’ll explore seven formal elements—action, voice, sentence, phrase, line, sound, and metaphor—while...More
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Alix Ohlin

MAKING BEAUTIFUL SENTENCES

July 15 to August 9, 2019
Tuition: $500
What makes a sentence so powerful and enduring that it will stick in your mind forever?  In this four-week class, we’ll take a look at some beautiful sentences and try to figure out exactly what makes them work, what distinguishes a writer’s style...More
Ann Hood's picture
Ann Hood

WRITING THE PERSONAL ESSAY: Summer

July 22 to August 16, 2019
Tuition: $500
Each week will begin with my introduction of a topic for that week's memoir assignment. Topics will include Food, Place, Love, and Loss. I will email you examples from writers I admire such as Jonathan Lethem, JoAnn Beard, Cheryl Strayed, and Tony...More
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Ed Skoog

HAVE YOU TRIED THE SIDE DOOR? FINDING A WAY IN TO YOUR NEXT POEMS: Summer

August 5 to September 27, 2019
Tuition: $600
Sometimes, starting a poem, I feel paralyzed by the task. Each time I need to find the way around my expectations, over the seemingly unsurmountable traditions and the already-trod reactions against tradition, under the deep sea of …whatever—you get...More
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Michelle Tea

MEMOIR THAT READS LIKE FICTION: Summer

August 5 to August 9, 2019
Tuition: $400
In this intensive memoir workshop, you will learn techniques to create a memoir with a cinematic feel and the singular voice of an immersive novel. In addition to discussing style and craft, you will also touch on the personal concerns that...More
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Anne Sanow

REVISION IS THE WRITING: PROSE WORKSHOP FOR Summer

August 19 to September 13, 2019
Tuition: $500
It’s easy to resist revision as the “work” part of creating—but when you embrace it fully as part of the creative process, your writing will start to go to new levels.  Real revision is bold and daring.  It demands that you get into the guts of your...More
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Elizabeth Bradfield

THE PROJECT BOOK: Summer

August 19 to September 13, 2019
Tuition: $500
Finishing a book of poems focused on a topic, rather than a loose aggregation, is a particular art.  Some poets unify books by form or voice as well as subject (such as Ellen Bryant Voigt's Kyrie, Frank X Walker's Buffalo Dance: The Journey of York...More